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Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows

Experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately.

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Smoking, vaping could be COVID-19 risk factors: Alberta's top doctor

Early indications show a clear link between smoking and serious illness in COVID-19 patients.

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The world pushes back against e-cigarettes and Juul

Public health officials abroad fear the same youth vaping epidemic that has been declared in the United States.

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Smokers in the same room expose you to 'thirdhand smoke'

Dimethylfuran, benzene, and formaldehyde keep wafting off the clothing and skin of smokers, even when they’re not smoking.
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Vape shops face a choice: Close or rebrand?

Hundreds of stores are stocked almost entirely with flavored nicotine products that will soon be illegal to sell in New Jersey.
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Teens find a big loophole in the new flavored vaping ban

The policy allows mint, dessert and fruit flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, prompting many teens to switch from Juul to those devices.
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Smoking in the crosshairs: Bill raising Hawaii’s legal tobacco age to 25 passes House committee

Hawaii could mark another first in the nation by increasing the minimum age to 25 to purchase tobacco and electronic smoking devices.
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Tobacco industry targets Vermont’s proposed ban on menthol products

Democrats are teed up to pass legislation to ban flavored nicotine and vapes. The tobacco industry is focusing its opposition on a ban on menthol products.
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Surgeon general says 'shocking' portion of people aren't told to stop smoking

In a new report, he cited a number of helpful smoking cessation methods but said that e-cigarettes haven’t yet been proven to be an effective method.
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The next vaping

Big Tobacco claims to have created a safer cigarette. Is unleashing it a big mistake?
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Anti-vape laws could do more harm than good

Banning vaping just might drive teens to the black market—and send adult smokers back to their cancer sticks.
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Nova Scotia to become first province to ban sale of flavoured e-cigarettes and juices

As of April 1, it will be illegal to sell flavoured e-cigarettes and juices in Nova Scotia, making it the first province to announce a full flavour ban.
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'Are they safe to inhale?': Vaping liquids in Canada contain potentially harmful chemicals, tests show

We had several e-cigarette liquids currently on the Canadian market tested at a New York lab and found they contain potentially harmful chemicals, including a suspected carcinogen banned in food in the U.S.
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